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Why Accounting?

The field of accounting offers challenging and rewarding opportunities, and WVU Parkersburg is committed to providing students the education and technical knowledge necessary to enter the accounting profession and to pursue a successful professional career in today’s increasingly competitive job market.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an accounting specialization at WVU Parkersburg provides a unique education that combines traditional curriculum and individual attention from accounting professors who have experience in a variety of fields in private industry. Professors are intent on giving you toward knowledge of the “ real” business world and guiding you into career specializations that will provide strong earning potential and stability in the economic climate of the future.

Why Accounting at WVU Parkersburg?

Our modern teaching techniques and facilities enable “ distance learning.”

Our professors are experienced in the teaching field as well as the private sector, including CPAs and CMAs.

Whether you are interested in public accounting, private accounting or the government sector, you can prepare for a career in accounting at WVUP. You will find many WVUP Business Administration accounting graduates who have been very successful after graduation. Business alumni are found working for private accounting firms, banks, health care businesses and the local government office of the Fiscal Services.

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Controllers, Comptrollers, City Governance, Staff Accountants in hospitals, banks, medium-sized businesses including retail and wholesale.
Auditors with private, state and local employers.
Salary ranges generally can be from $30,000 at entry level, $70,000 to $100,000 for medium-sized companies, to well over $150,000 for jobs with large companies in experienced key positions.

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